Continuous rain accompanied by strong winds showered the entire landscape of Mamburao during the week of their Grade One Teachers’ Training, which was on July 27-28, 2012. Typhoon Gener was just about to enter the Philippine’s area of responsibility on Sunday but was already making his presence felt even before the training started. The perfect bed-weather, however, had no effect on the teachers’ resolve to attend the training. Teachers from 22 schools participated.
Governor Miguel Dominguez congratulated the Department of Education (DepEd) supervisors, principals and teachers “for achieving something that we never believed we could achieve” – Region 12’s No. 1 in the combined average performance of elementary and secondary schools in this year’s National Achievement Test (NAT).
It was a wonderful surprise to hear high school students from Bongao, Tawi Tawi speak English with fluency. One-year of enhancement classes in Literature and grammar has boosted their confidence and skill in English communication. They can express their thoughts easily in English and are highly participatory in discussions.